The National Park Service and its concessioners strive to make Yellowstone National Park universally accessible. Many facilities are more than a century old and accessibility is not always ideal. Through an on-going self-assessment and transition plan, Yellowstone National Park is identifying and eliminating barriers to accessibility in its facilities, programs, and services. Extra obstacles will be encountered because of the remote, wilderness nature of this special place. Facilities described as accessible do not necessarily comply fully with federal standards and some accessible facilities are not marked with the international symbol.
The NPS Yellowstone National Park app includes up-to-date accessibility information for facilities and some trails. Many outdoor park exhibits and all of the entrances to visitor centers are audio described. The app includes alternative text for images, combined with your device’s built-in accessibility features. Download it for free before you arrive.
The America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series includes the Access Pass: a free, lifetime admission and discount pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Access Passes are available online and at Yellowstone's entrance stations and visitor centers.
Sign Language Interpreters
Available for ranger programs with three weeks notice. Call 307-344-2251 or TTY 307-344-2386.
Public TTY Service: 307-344-2386
Information is available through TTY regarding accessibility for wheelchairs and other mobility needs. There is also some information about audio and visual aids.
Large Print & Braille
Qualified service animals assisting people with disabilities are allowed and must be leashed. A service animal is defined as a dog that performs some of the functions and tasks that the individual with a disability cannot perform such as carrying a pack for persons with mobility impairments, assisting persons with balance, or alerting medically-dependent persons of specific conditions such as oncoming seizures. Companion dogs that are used only to provide comfort or emotional support (“therapy animals”), or other pets are not allowed in buildings, the backcountry, on nature trails, or on boardwalks. Read more about service animals in Yellowstone.
Wheelchairs and Mobility
We offer general information about wheelchairs and mobility in Yellowstone, as well as location-specific information.
Accessibility in the Canyon Area
Learn about the accessible opportunities and options around Canyon Village and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.
Accessibility in the Lake Area
Learn about the accessibility options in the Lake area.
Accessibility in the Madison Area
Learn about the accessibility options in the Madison area.
Accessibility in the Old Faithful Area
Learn about the accessibility options in and around the Old Faithful area.
Accessibility in Tower–Roosevelt Area
Learn about accessibility options in the Tower–Roosevelt area.
Accessibility in the West Thumb Area
Learn about accessibility options in the West Thumb, Grant Village, and southern part of the park.
Last updated: July 15, 2019